Smalltownthrowdown (Cash Hall) scored for the second time of the season in the Open Trot at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Sunday afternoon. The Rene Allard trainee won his first local Open back in July before spending the next two months winless. The four year old trotter returned to the Spa last week after winning four consecutive races at Pocono Downs. Smalltownthrowdown romped in last Sunday’s $15,000 Winners Over at the Spa before going off the 1-5 betting favorite in this week’s feature. Driver Billy Dobson moved the big favorite out to the early lead in the $19,500 Open and the former Sire Stakes star took it from there. Smalltownthrowdown cruised to a wire-to-wire victory in 1:56.1 on Sunday. Can I Say (Bruce Aldrich Jr) finished second while last week’s Open winner Stirling Cadet (Frank Coppola Jr) earned the show spot. Smalltownthrowdown, whose Sunday win was his sixth consecutive, has now recorded 16 wins in 39 lifetime starts.
Live racing resumes on Friday evening at Saratoga with a 6:45pm first post.
Photo: Melissa Simser-Iovino